Financial Services >> Money Manager Interviews >> July 27, 2009

Investing In Reits – Jay P. Leupp – Grubb & Ellis Alesco Global Advisors Llc

Jay P. Leupp is an Executive Vice President of Grubb & Ellis Co., and President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Grubb & Ellis Alesco Global Advisors, which he founded in 2005. Mr. Leupp serves as Portfolio Manager of Grubb & Ellis AGA's funds. Previously, he was Managing Director of real estate equity research at RBC Capital Markets from 2002 to 2006 and oversaw a five- person equity research team. Prior to joining RBC, Mr. Leupp served as Managing Director of real estate equity research at Robertson Stephens & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm where he founded the real estate equity research group in 1994. From 1991 to 1994, he served as Vice President of the Staubach Company, specializing in the leasing, acquisition and financing of commercial real estate. From 1989 to 1991, he also served as a Development Manager with Trammell Crow Residential, the nation's largest developer of multi-family housing. He holds a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Harvard University. Profile
TWST: Please give us an overview of Grubb & Ellis Alesco.

Mr. Leupp: Grubb & Ellis AGA was purchased as Alesco Global Advisors in November

of 2007. We've been a registered investment